Shortlist for New City Bridge down to five

Dublin City Council has announced the final five proposed names for  the new bridge over the River Liffey near Marlborough Street.

The Council’s Commemorative Naming Committee at its meeting today 10th July had the difficult task of reducing the previous shortlist of 10 names to 5.

“The Committee have been delighted with the public’s interest in naming this bridge and wish to thank them for their enthusiastic response and outstanding contributions.  The names include heroic  Dubliners, giants from the world of literature and sport. We have an outstanding shortlist of five, any one of which would be a fitting choice” says Councillor Dermot Lacey who is the Chairperson of the Committee.

The five nominations will be put before a full meeting of the Elected Members of Dublin City Council in the autumn for final a decision on the naming of the bridge.

The bridge will carry the new LUAS Cross City Line and other public transport linking Marlborough Street on the north side of the Liffey to Hawkins Street on the south side and is expected to be complete early next year.

Dublin City Council again wish to thank the public for their overwhelming response to this process.